|Ordered||28 May 1940|
|Laid down||25 Feb 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1020)|
|Launched||10 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||16 May 1942||Fregkpt. Werner Musenberg|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,298 GRT|
Her loss to mines as listed in many sources is not very likely. 56 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
27 Apr 1943.
There is an interesting video on Youtube concerning this incident (among other things).
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-180 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
U-boats Missing in Action.